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EFF questions US government's software flaw disclosure policy

The government hasn't shown that it is improving its zero-day flaw notification efforts

Silk Road investigators charged with stealing bitcoin

Two former U.S. agents face charges of wire fraud and money laundering


The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 30

Pebble Time breaks Kickstarter record... Tim Cook speaks out on discrimination... Intel is said to be considering Altera buy

British Airways notifies frequent flyers of possible breach of their accounts

Many users had their reward points removed from their accounts as a precaution

GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

The attacks were aimed at two GitHub-hosted projects fighting Chinese censorship

Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

A House committee approves a second bill, despite concerns about consumer privacy

New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

The technology checks if attempts to use certain phone functions are accompanied by natural gestures users are expected to make

Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users

UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

A 'special rapporteur' is to be appointed for a period of three years

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An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

Tech companies call on US to end bulk collection of metadata

The provision in the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of metadata expires in June.

Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches

The flaws could allow attackers to gain limited access over affected devices or to disrupt their normal operation

About 25 US states oppose sale of RadioShack's customer data

Some states like Texas, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have filed objections in bankruptcy court

Facebook's Like button can still easily be gamed

Many websites are not using updated APIs that would prevent Likes from being easily faked

Egyptian company says rogue Google SSL certificates were a mistake

MCS Holdings says it deleted the certificates after it was notified

Microsoft blacklists latest rogue SSL certificates, Mozilla mulls sanctions for issuer

Microsoft revoked trust in an intermediate CA certificate that was used to issue unauthorized certificates for Google websites

Zero day, Web browser vulnerabilities spike in 2014

Secunia found that overall more than 83 percent of vulnerabilities had patches ready when the flaws became public

Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

A flaw in Android could allow apps to be modified or replaced by malware, Palo Alto Networks said.

Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

Weak authentication in Dell's System Detect utility could have enabled drive-by malware attacks

Dutch service providers must delete retained telecom data

A new data retention law is being planned by the Dutch government

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